The Petroleum Safety Authority has issued an order to Transocean Offshore Ltd after serious breaches of the regulations were identified during an audit of the company and the company's system for maintenance management in the period Jan. 19 through March 1, 2012.
The audit targeted selected parts of Transocean's maintenance management system, and how it is used and followed up in the organization onshore and offshore.
The audit activity revealed that Transocean's maintenance management system still did not satisfy the regulatory requirements. The activity was carried out in the form of spot checks on a random selection of equipment and documentation.
Examples of important factors include:
In addition to this, the activity revealed deficiencies in the company's own follow-up, internal audits and completion of modification and maintenance activities.
On this basis, the PSA issued a notification of order to Transocean on 22 March 2012.
In accordance with the notification, the following order has been issued to Transocean:
"Pursuant to Section 69 of the Framework Regulations relating to administrative decisions, cf. Section 6 of the Management Regulations relating to management of health, safety and environment, Section 8 relating to internal requirements and Section 21 relating to follow-up, Transocean Offshore ltd NUF is ordered to initiate the following measures:
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